2015 Tazewell Speedway Protest Rules

 
 

These protest rules apply to all divisions at Tazewell Speedway. Protest fees are as follows:

In all classes except 4 Cylinders, it will cost $350 to pull a head with the track fee being $100. $750 to go through the crank with a $150 track fee. Pulling head includes intake manifold, lifter, cam, bore and stroke, valve lift, piston and head

Visual - $50 Must be done prior to the race. At least 30 minutes before your class competes. ($25 Tech Fee)
There will be a $100 protest fee to pull intake or rear end, the track will retain a $25 tech fee

Any class that is limited by a C.I. or a C.C rule will have a P&G protest rule. P&G protest will be $75 with $25 going to the track. Track reserves the right to P&G at any time.

Four cylinder class no longer subject to P&G. Pulling a head is $150 with $25 going to the track in Four Cylinder ONLY.

The track reserves the right to check cars at any time without payment of fee.

Effective August 13, 2012. If you refuse to teardown you will not be able to file a protest against another car for the remainder of the season.

Also if you intend to file a protest you must drive straight to the scales ( no riding around the track. You take the checkered flag and come straight to the scales) and find the tech man ONLY to file your protest. If you drive by the scales you will not be allowed to protest. You will have 3 minutes to file your protest. If the protested car is the winner and goes to Victory Lane he will be allowed to protest the car that protest him but will have only 3 minutes to do so after he has been told.

Any protest (other than a visual) must be made within three minutes after completion of the feature race for that class. To protest, the driver must be in the top-five and on the lead lap. Only the driver will be able to put up money to protest. (NO CREW MEMBERS, CAR OWNERS, ETC. WILL BE ALLOWED TO PUT UP MONEY TO PROTEST, DRIVER ONLY.)

ONLY CARS FINISHING IN THE TOP FIVE MAY BE PROTESTED, AND ONLY BY THE DRIVERS THAT FINISH IN THE TOP FIVE. YOU MAY PROTEST A CAR THAT FINISHED BEHIND YOU, BUT ONLY IF THAT DRIVER IS THE ONE THAT PROTESTED YOUR CAR.

You must have the protest money, in cash, to the Tech Man within the three minutes from completion of the race. Once protest money has been paid, protest cannot be withdrawn, only disallowed by an official. All protest decisions will be made by track officials and are final. Track officials have the authority to hold protested parts, for further evaluation and testing, for two business days, before making a decision. If a decision cannot be made immediately, payoff for that class will not be made until the next week's event.

During tear down, only the driver and two crew members on the car being inspected are permitted to be in the teardown area along with Tazewell Speedway officials.

When the protested part is ready for checking, the driver and one crew member from the protesting team will be permitted to witness the inspection.
If the protested car is illegal, the protest fee will be returned minus the tech fee. If protested car is legal, that car receives the protest fee minus the tech fee.

Anyone refusing to cooperate during the inspection will be considered illegal or if it’s the protesting team have the protest stopped and declared legal. Failure to comply with any protest and you’ll be warned once any further warning and the protest will be stopped and penalties applied.

When any car is found illegal in the inspection or protest following a race, that car and driver will forfeit all moneys and points accumulated that day/night. If found illegal a second time, or for a blatant violation of rules, driver is subject to a one or two race suspension depending on the severity of the violation. Track officials will make final decision.

Any discrepancies in the finishing order must be taken up with the Race Director within ten minutes from the time the finishes are posted.